Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved to draw. She would sit for hours filling up page after page with her creations.
She loved to draw so much that she even decided to try her hand at drawing on a variety of surfaces. Like walls, doors and lamp shades.
Her mother, who was always so supportive and encouraging of her artistic abilities was strangely less enthusiastic about these additional attempts at creative expression.
She experienced quite a few ‘time-outs’ for her graffiti. And so, when one day her mother came to her and told her that she could draw all over a brand-new lamp shade, it is only to be expected that she would look up at her mom and say, “But am I going to get in trouble for this?”
Her mother quickly assured her that THIS time (and only this time!) she was completely free to draw to her heart’s content on something other than paper and the smile on the little girls face was priceless.
She got right to work and within minutes had transformed that boring white canvas/lampshade into a true work of art!
“But what about the empty glass lamp, Mommy?” she asked. She didn’t need to worry, though, because her mother had plans for that as well.
And, the little girl was thrilled to fill the lamp with Crayons.
Then, the little girl and her mommy ran up the stairs to put it in a place of honor on top of the girl’s art desk.
The smile on the little girl’s face reminded her mommy of how important it is to take notice of and celebrate her children’s talents and abilities.
And they lived happily ever after…as soon as the Mother reminded the little girl that THIS was the ONLY lampshade she was allowed to draw on! 😉
Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane says
How adorable is both the lamp and the story!
Cheryl at Snaps of Ginger says
What a fun idea! I can think of all kinds of things I would fill that lamp with.
Carol Reddin says
Really cute and a very talented artist! I see a future here!
Adorable! So sweet for a child’s room…
Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl says
Hahaha. So cute! We let the kids draw on the subfloor before we put in the final flooring. I had to say that same thing, “But, only on the subfloor…not when the final flooring goes in.”
Elizabeth@ Blue Clear Sky says
Way to encourage creativity Mommy! Love it!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
The perfect way to celebrate a little artists budding talents! So sweet!
Marty Walden says
The project is great but your story is even better! I have a budding artist, creative minded, ADHD son who is a challenge and a joy at the same time. He has an entire chalkboard wall that he rarely draws on even though that’s what it’s there for. Go figure!
What a lucky little girl.
Cindy Barganier says
And one day her little girl will rise up and call her blessed.
Love this and you.
Jill Flory says
So cute and what a cool project. I love the crayons in the clear lamp base!
Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle says
Super cute! That will be a treasure for years to come! Life to the full! Melissa
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says
She is such a cutie little Crayola girl. Love the lamp design 😉 Great job!!
What a sweet idea!! Love the pretty design your little artist created:)
Basement Spaces says
Love this idea! So creative!
Amanda @ Dixie Delights says
Darling! I have a little artist too 🙂
How adorable! x
Interior Design says
Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t
appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
Regardless, just wanterd to say wonderful blog!
Christa Cox says
So cute!!!! Would really like to know where I could purchase the lamp and shade?!?!?
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